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The ninth and last volume of the German Handbook of Pediatrics deals with some of the adjoining disciplines in pediatrics: ophthalmology (99 pages); otorhino-laryngology (223 pages); dermatology (386 pages); and diseases of teeth, mouth, and jaws (207 pages). The contributions are written by 29 experts in their disciplines, and H. Mai, the editor, has composed a uniform presentation of widely diversified material. The wealth of information certainly is a treasure chest for pediatric specialists, but the practicing pediatrician will also find the volume very useful. However, many contributions are written at high specialty levels of the relevant disciplines and, consequently, a good deal of diagnostic and therapeutic methods described need special technical equipment that is usually not available to pediatricians. The pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common and rare diseases or abnormalities are extensively described, and the differential diagnosis of diseases, tumors, and malformations is well presented. The discovery of